John returns to the UK circuit alongside former Dire Straits manager Paul Cummins asking the questions and Robbie McIntosh playing guitars. Tickets are now available.
John will be playing the Acoustic stage on Saturday the 29th of June in the afternoon.
Tickets are now sold out.
John Illsley ~ The Life and Times of Dire Straits - “An Evening and Q&A of Music & Memories”.
The evening will feature classics from the Dire Straits history and include a Q & A with a/v led by Paul Cummins [ex-Dire Straits management}. Paul will be asking questions, during which John will reveal the story and development of the band from its humble beginnings in a council flat in South London, to playing all over the world to millions of fans, making albums in London, New York, Montserrat and Nassau; performing and working with some of the world’s most influential and creative musicians and producers.
John will also be joined on stage with fellow musicians from John’s band who will play music from the whole DS catalogue including, Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms, Romeo and Juliet and Sultans of Swing.
It promises to be a special, intimate evening looking into the life and times of one of the biggest rock & roll bands of all time.
Mar 14, 2019
The Daily Telegraph called John’s Live show ‘ferocious” and after several years of touring Europe with more or less the same band, this is truer than ever. With confirmed appearances from Robbie McIntosh (Paul McCartney, Tom Jones) and Paul Stacey (Oasis, The Black Crows) the band is gearing up for what is to be another run of exciting performances.
Tickets are now available for all UK dates:
John will be headlining the Carpentras blues festival on June 30th. Tickets are now available from Auzon le Blues.
John will be back in the Netherlands and then Germany from April 2016 promoting his forthcoming album 'Long Shadows'. Use the links below to see where he will be playing or to buy tickets to a show.
Congratulations to Maria Elena Davila Garcia and Damien Mc Loughlin for winning this month's prize draw. Thank you to everyone who entered and to everyone who shared my latest video.
This month John is giving away two signed albums. To enter the prize draw all you have to do is share his brand new video on your Facebook or twitter page. Each time you share the video your name will be added to the "hat", the more you share the better your odds! The winners will be announced on June 30th. Good Luck!
You can either use youtube's own sharing tool once you've played the video or copy and paste this link into a new post: https://youtu.be/Ar1SRUthbNw
John and his band will be playing the festival this summer along with a whole host of musicians, comedians and authors. The festival runs from the 17th-19th of July and tickets are available for the weekend as well as individual days.
See the website for more information.
Thank you to My Rock World for this write up and interview from the Munich Show.
Thank you to THM for these pictures taken at the Munich show. Still to come on the tour:
John Illsley and his Band return to the Half Moon celebrating the release of Testing the Water.
I will be touring Germany in March with the band. Expect a set of Dire Straits classics and songs from my latest album, Testing the Water.